The Active Aging Forum is a discussion board for practitioners and researchers in the active aging field. This is where professionals around the world can share ideas, suggestions, and strategies concerning aging.
There are two forums: a research forum and a professional issues forum. Hosts start new discussions by providing an open-ended question, highlighting a trend, or pointing out a provocative issue. Before joining the discussion, please read our forum rules.
Typically, the healthiest members of the population are the most willing to participate in an educational intervention. How can we target/include those who have greatest need and yet are the least likely to participate? Are there specific areas of health risk that need to be addressed when educating older adults? What is the best educational format for introducing risk reduction strategies to older adults? read more
Many researchers have focused their efforts on assessing health risk behaviors of older adults. However, it is not clear how to best influence this population to change, so research continues. What are the essential areas of health risk that need to be addressed when educating older adults? What are some research tools you currently use to assess this potential behavior change? read more
What do you think about the new American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Position Stand on Exercise and Older People? Do you think the guidelines take into account all the components of fitness? What do you think about floor work and retraining or ensuring people maintain the skills to get up off the floor unaided? read more
Research on aging and physical activity is plentiful, and more and more evidence is helping to shape the way we prescribe and recommend exercise to older adults. How do these new guidelines and recommendations influence your research? Do they include all components of fitness? What is the future of research in this area? read more
As a researcher, what barriers do you encounter when working with older adults? What incentives do you find to be most successful in enticing this population to participate in research studies? read more
People think it's hard to lose weight, but it's really ... 1 Posts
Jan.-Feb. Question--With recent reports of questionable billing in several areas, including Medicare outpatient therapy services, how can we help stop this type of activity? Do you know of specific steps being taken to avoid these discrepancies
Jan.-Feb. Question: With recent reports of questionable ... 1 Posts
One of yoga’s fastest-growing fan bases is seniors age 70+, and many studies show that elderly yoga practitioners can gain flexibility and significantly improve other quality-of-life measures. Do you offer yoga to your clients? What have been the results?
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